From the Orillia Packet and Times: Two people who saw that hard work first-hand were coaches LeMaire and Jeff Irwin, while Brooking was a student at Twin Lakes.
“When you have someone at a young age, where you see all this potential, to actually see it happening and those dreams coming true at this point, there's nothing more thrilling for high-school coaches,” LeMaire said, “because you saw it back then; they didn't. And now they're realizing it, as an athlete, that they could actually go to that level.”
Born and raised in Orillia, Brooking graduated from Twin Lakes in 2005. The skill LeMaire saw in her student translated into success at the Canadian university level, when she emerged as a star cross-country runner at the University of Windsor. She was named a Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS) all-Canadian in 2007 and 2008.